Sunday, January 4, 2009

Adaptive optics for astronomy

Adaptive optics is a popular technique providing excellent results in the science of astronomy. These technologies have provided a vivid view of the composition of the galaxy to its users in an efficient and productive way. The main advantage of this technology is that it has provided the areas and the surroundings of two super massive black holes which are located at the middle of an ongoing collision between a pair of galaxies that are located 300 million light years away. The galaxy merger called 6240 has revealed that those black holes lie at the middle of a rotating group of stars and which is surrounded by a group of young stars produced in the merger. The information about these black holes helps us in understanding how the universe turned into the galaxies and structures of today. Adaptive optics is a system comprised of telescopes, computers, deformable mirrors and many other components. With the help of these technologies, the correct position of the active nuclei present in these pair of galaxies can be easily found. The interaction between these black holes and the stars located with them can also be studied. From the above information we can get valuable set of clues of figuring out how these tiny units gather to form galaxies. 

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